View Full Version : Looking for a 39

10-14-2006, 09:23 AM
Please help! Does anyone know where a 39 hull is available (many years a go I ran a 30 triple 2.4 outboard boat) Can be a project, Looking to do a stagger set up. big power, #6's. Thanks!

10-14-2006, 07:04 PM

1996 Sutphen 39 with #6's and no power.

10-14-2006, 07:36 PM
Thanks,i called on that particular boat and it is not staggered (spoke to R Sutphen and he recommends a staggered setup for my particular application.)

10-15-2006, 08:35 PM
talk to fred at trick marine.
he may know where his old one is.

10-16-2006, 07:51 AM
Call Phil Hall @ 616-862-6030 , Coastal Performance Marine
boat belongs to Ron Madison

10-16-2006, 08:11 AM
Thanks ,I spoke to Ron when the boat was for sale on this forem(approx two months ago).For what he was asking all things considered (boat history ect )price dictates going new.(if you do the math Rons hull is approx 50,000.00 less than NEW.)

Towsontown Auto
10-16-2006, 08:34 AM
Try, Walt Collins board name TKO he has the latest and greatest, biggest and baddest 40 out there !!! might be for sale if the #s are right.

10-23-2006, 06:43 PM
Any info on whether this boat is for sale (phone number ,price ect )would be helpful thanks Joe,

10-24-2006, 02:28 AM
I know where a 38 is thats staggered and is somewhat of a project. PM me . I believe that its for sale. I talk to the owner a couple of times a month. I think it was an old race boat.

10-24-2006, 09:48 AM
Please call me (732)977-7244,THANKS Joe.

10-24-2006, 02:56 PM
talk to fred at trick marine.
he may know where his old one is.

That was a beauty!

10-24-2006, 05:48 PM
Dear all, my name is Simone,
a new member and can't post new topics because I have no creditcard (I live on Curacao, an island in the Caribbean).

I truly hope I can find someone who knows enough about Sutphen powerboats.

I'm thinking about buying a Sutphen Powerboad, build '92, 39 feet, two inside engines (800 hp each).
The reason why I want to buy this boat is because I want to offer powerboat chartertours to tourists visiting the island.

The sea of Curacao (offshore) is known to be extremely rough at times. Can anyone tell me if this boat I've got my eye on is the right boat for these conditions?

Many thanks in advance guys, any help I can get is more then welcome!
Kind regards,
Simone Leeflang

10-24-2006, 06:44 PM
Simone, Sutphens are GREAT rough water boats .But the boat at the power level and size in question is no toy for an inexperienced operator to run or service .One mistake at 90 plus MPH (which a Sutphen with twin 800s can run ) could lead to a very interesting tour.

10-24-2006, 11:49 PM
Thanks REDDEATH, for your information and quick reply! Very helpful.
Just one more thing you might be able to answer:

Comparing a Sutphen Powerboat to a Wellcraft Scarab 38, or Midnight Express 37 (quite a unique and 'notorious' one), build by Cigarette somewhere around '85

Would you consider the Sutphen Powerboat to be the kind of boat I should choose, taking strength, power, shape and overall capability on rough water into account?

Thanks for your warning! I will certainly make sure I'll be able to handle the boat to ensure my safety and the safety of my passengers :-)

Thank you so much for your time!

10-25-2006, 08:37 AM
Thanks Trick.Simone, Sutphen just makes a FANTASTIC HULL (in my 30 i was able to keep up with much bigger boats in heavy water)I am not sure about the other boats mentioned but (in my opinion )you simply can not comoare it to a production Scarab (non Larry Smith).The Sutphen is signifigantly stronger.If it is a Larry Smith Scarab either one is a great choice.

10-25-2006, 09:48 AM
RD, there was a 38 LS scarab full stagger w/ 6man bolster for sale just over a year ago in Cali. It would have been perfect for you.
Sold for about 75-80k. And it was not old, probably mid to late 90s boat.
It was owned by board member Jody165. He may know where it is or if its still for sale.

10-25-2006, 09:52 AM
Here are some links w/ pics.

10-25-2006, 12:18 PM
Call Phil Hall @ 616-862-6030 , Coastal Performance Marine
boat belongs to Ron Madison

This Parnell's boat , then Trick, and now in Muskegon with Phill.

It was in the classifieds a while back, seems like the price was real high with out power?????????? But it had everyting else.

Personally i would talk with Fred at Trick about it if your serious.


10-25-2006, 06:09 PM
Thanks guys i called Ron on that boat months ago and offered 68000.00(which he shot down)Considering the boats history,age ,lack of components (props,tie bar,engines with full accessories ,headers, trannys) i thought the offer was fair.If you do the math and deduct the number 6 (God kows what shape they were in )Ron at 96000.00 asking was within 50. grand of a new hull.

10-26-2006, 08:08 AM
The boat is very nice (it was exactly what i was looking for ) but to spend 175,000.00 (need engines ,headers,exhaust,tie bar,props rigging ect )on a 95 is way to rich for me especially considering the other factors involving the hull.